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Pope Francis leaves Egypt after two-day visit

Pope Francis leaves Egypt after two-day visit

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Pope Francis two day visit to Egypt came to an end on Saturday afternoon.

The pontiff was escorted to his plane by Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

He left Egypt after embracing Muslim leaders and challenging religious extremists.

The Pope used the visit to send a message of tolerance and co-existence.

The visit was designed to forge Muslim-Christian brotherhood and show solidarity with the country’s persecuted Coptic Christian minority.

The pontiff’s trip came weeks after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people.

In a series of speeches during his two-day stay, the pope delivered his bluntest denunciations yet against religious violence.

Reuters

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